LEADING THE CHARGE. INSPIRING THE CHANGE.
Women United is a network made up of female leaders who wish to affect change in their community through philanthropy and service. By investing their time, talents, and treasures these passionate ladies come together and address some of our area's most pressing issues as they relate to women and girls. Women United members believe in the collective power of women and empowering each other to accomplish more together.
Interested in becoming a member of Women United? You may already qualify! Women United is open to those who generously donate a combined household gift of $500+ a year (unrestricted funding) to United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC). Not yet a UWEC donor? Make your pledge HERE.
WOMEN UNITED LAUNCH
In honor of Women’s History Month, 118 ladies from across Okaloosa and Walton counties gathered at WaterVue at Brooks Street in Fort Walton Beach to celebrate the launch of UWEC’s Women United chapter.
We were proud to feature several female-led businesses:
Corcoran Reverie | Lumi Pod Photo Booth Rentals | Emerald Epicurean | Forget Me Knot Florals | Happy Helium Destin | Emerald Coast Vibe | Tap The Coast | WaterVue at Brooks Street | Emily Bass Music | Mrs. Jones Cold Brew Coffee.
OUR FOCUS AREA
At our Women United Launch Party on March 5, 2022 - women in attendance our community’s most generous ladies were invited to raise their voice for the causes they are passionate about by voting on the first focus of Women United. Previously vetted by the Women United committee, two options were presented: “Education of Young Girls” and “Mental Health of Women and Girls.”
With 65% of the vote, you chose "Mental Health of Women and Girls."
Pairing UWEC's unparalleled community partnerships and resources with Okaloosa and Walton County's most caring women, we look forward to positively impacting the mental health of women and girls across our region. From fighting stigmas and increasing access to affordable mental healthcare to teaching healthy coping skills and building self-worth - there's no limit to what this passionate group of powerful ladies can accomplish over the next two years!
Special thanks to All In Credit Union for creating our focus area video.